People: Leucadia National Corp (LUK)

LUK on New York Consolidated

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1 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Steinberg

69 2013 Chairman of the Board

Brian Friedman

58 2013 President, Director

Richard Handler

51 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Teresa Gendron

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Justin Wheeler

42 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Michael Sharp

58 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Thomas Mara

68 2007 Executive Vice President

Barbara Lowenthal

69 1996 Vice President, Comptroller

Rocco Nittoli

55 2007 Vice President, Treasurer

Robert Joyal

69 2013 Lead Independent Director

Linda Adamany

62 2014 Director

Robert Beyer

54 2013 Director

Francisco Borges

62 2013 Director

Stuart Reese

58 2013 Director

W. Patrick Campbell

68 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Keil

71 2004 Independent Director

Michael O'Kane

68 2013 Independent Director

Laura Ulbrandt

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Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Steinberg

Mr. Joseph S. Steinberg is Chairman of the Board of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Steinberg is Chairman of the Board of HomeFed; Mr. Steinberg is Chairman of the board of directors of HomeFed Corporation (“HomeFed”), a publicly-listed real estate development company in which we have an approximately 65% equity interest, giving effect to the transaction described under “Related Person Transactions” below. In addition, Mr. Steinberg beneficially owns approximately 4.8% of HomeFed’s common stock, giving effect to that transaction. Mr. Steinberg serves on the board of directors of Crimson Wine Group, Ltd., our former winery operations which were spun off to shareholders in February 2013, and has been a director of Jefferies since April 2008. Mr. Steinberg serves on the board of directors of HomeFed at our request to oversee our significant investment in HomeFed, as well as various other subsidiaries and investee companies. Mr. Steinberg previously served as a director of Mueller Industries, Inc., Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, The FINOVA Group Inc. and White Mountains Insurance Group.

Brian Friedman

Mr. Brian P. Friedman serves as President, Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Friedman has been a director and executive officer of Jefferies since July 2005, and has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of Jefferies since 2002. Since 1997, Mr. Friedman has served as President of Jefferies Capital Partners (formerly known as FS Private Investments), a private equity fund management company now controlled by Mr. Friedman in which Jefferies has an ownership interest. Mr. Friedman was previously employed by Furman Selz LLC and its successors, including serving as Head of Investment Banking and a member of its Management and Operating Committees. Prior to his 17 years with Furman Selz and its successors, Mr. Friedman was an attorney with the New York City law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. As a result of his management of various private equity funds and the significant equity positions those funds hold in their portfolio companies, Mr. Friedman serves on several boards of directors of private portfolio companies, and since May 2012 has served on the board of directors of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., a public company that owns and operates two restaurant chains. Mr. Friedman also serves on the boards of directors of various of our subsidiaries and investee companies. Mr. Friedman served on the board of the general partner of K-Sea Transportation L.P. from 2004 through 2011, and served on the board of directors of Carrols Restaurant Group from June 2009 through May 2012.

Richard Handler

Mr. Richard B. Handler serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Handler has been Chairman of Jefferies since February 2002, and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies since January 2001. Mr. Handler has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies LLC, Jefferies’ principal operating subsidiary, since January 2001 and as President of Jefferies since May 2006. Mr. Handler was first elected to the board of directors of Jefferies in May 1998. He was Managing Director of High Yield Capital Markets at Jefferies from May 1993 until February 2000, after co-founding that group as an Executive Vice President in April 1990. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Handler Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation working primarily with underprivileged youth. Mr. Handler received an MBA from Stanford University in 1987. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1983 where he also serves on the Board of Trustees, is Chairman of the University’s Finance Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and Co-Chairman of its Capital Campaign.

Teresa Gendron

Ms. Teresa S. Gendron has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 1, 2014. Ms. Gendron was most recently the Vice President and Controller of Gannett Co., Inc. ("Gannett"), in which role she was Gannett's Chief Accounting Officer from 2011. Previously, Ms. Gendron held the same position of Vice President and Controller at NII Holdings, Inc., which she joined as its Finance Director in 1998. Ms. Gendron began her career in accounting at KPMG LLC, which she joined in 1991. Ms. Gendron graduated from the University of Virginia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (with a concentration in Accounting), and from Georgetown University, where she obtained a Masters of Business Administration.

Justin Wheeler

Mr. Justin R. Wheeler is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Wheeler joined us in March 2000, has served in a variety of capacities at our subsidiaries and has been our Vice President since October 2006 and our Chief Operating Officer since March 2012. In addition, Mr. Wheeler previously was a director of INTL FCStone Inc. and AmeriCredit Corp.

Michael Sharp

Mr. Michael J. Sharp is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Leucadia National Corp.Mr. Sharp is Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Sharp has been Jefferies’ Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2010. Prior to joining Jefferies in September 2010, Mr. Sharp had been a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP since March 2009. Previously, Mr. Sharp was General Counsel of Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management, Global Consumer Bank, and Global Credit Card business units. Before his 12 years at Citigroup, Mr. Sharp was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Sharp began his legal career as a judicial clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before embarking on a legal career, Mr. Sharp traded U.S. Treasury Bonds from 1981 to 1988.

Thomas Mara

Mr. Thomas E. Mara is Executive Vice President of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Mara joined us in April 1977 and was elected Vice President in May 1977. He has served as our Executive Vice President since May 1980 and as our Treasurer from January 1993 to May 2007. In addition, he was a director of Inmet Mining Corporation and a director and Chief Executive Officer of FINOVA.

Barbara Lowenthal

Ms. Barbara L. Lowenthal is Vice President, Comptroller of Leucadia National Corp. Ms. Lowenthal, is a certified public accountant.

Rocco Nittoli

Mr. Rocco J. Nittoli is Vice President, Treasurer of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Nittoli joined in September 1997, and has served in a variety of capacities at our subsidiaries and as our Treasurer since May 2007, and as our Vice President since September 2007.

Robert Joyal

Mr. Robert E. Joyal serves as an Lead Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Joyal has been a director of Jefferies since January 2006. Previously, Mr. Joyal was the President of Babson Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm, a position that he held from 2001 until his retirement in June 2003. Mr. Joyal served as Managing Director of Babson from 2000 to 2001. He also served as Executive Director from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President and Managing Director from 1987-1997 of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a mutually-owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company (“MassMutual”). Mr. Joyal was a director of Scottish Reinsurance Group, Ltd. (2007-2011) and a director of Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc. (2003-2010). Mr. Joyal is a director of various investment managers and funds that are affiliated with the Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group and various private equity and mezzanine funds sponsored by First Israel Mezzanine Investors. Mr. Joyal has been a director of Kimco Insurance Company since 2007 and has served as a director of Ormat Technologies since 2012.

Linda Adamany

Ms. Linda L. Adamany is Director of Leucadia National Corp. Previously, Ms. Adamany served in several capacities at BP plc from 1980 until her retirement in August 2007, most recently from April 2005 until August 2007 as a member of the five-person Refining & Marketing Executive Committee responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and human resources management of BP plc’s Refining and Marketing business segment. She also served as Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive from October 2002 until March 2005 and Chief Executive, BP Shipping from October 1999 until September 2002. Ms. Adamany serves as a director, member of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Coeur Mining Inc., the largest U.S.- based primary silver producer and growing gold producer listed on the NYSE and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Adamany also serves as a director and member of the Audit and Nomination and Remuneration Committees and is Chair-elect of the Ethics Committee of AMEC plc, an engineering, project management and consultancy company that services the global oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Ms. Adamany previously served on the board of directors of National Grid plc, an electricity and gas generation, transmission and distribution company, from November 2006 until October 2012. Ms. Adamany is a certified public accountant and holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration with a major in accounting, magna cum laude, from John Carroll University.

Robert Beyer

Francisco Borges

Mr. Francisco L. Borges is Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Borges is Chairman of Landmark Partners, an institutional alternative investment firm, specializing in private equity and real estate secondary market acquisitions. Prior to joining Landmark, Mr. Borges served as managing director of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. Mr. Borges was Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Hartford and legal counsel for The Travelers Insurance Company. Mr. Borges is a director and member of the Executive, the Nominating and Governance and the Risk Oversight Committees and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Assured Guaranty, Ltd. (“Assured Guaranty”), a NYSE-listed company. In addition, Mr. Borges serves on the Audit Committee and the Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors of Davis Selected Funds and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. He is a Board member of the Knight Foundation, the University of Connecticut Medical/Dental School and Health Center Board of Directors and serves on the Millbrook School Board of Trustees. Mr. Borges is a former member of the Board and Treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Board of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Mr. Borges received a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut - School of Law.

Stuart Reese

W. Patrick Campbell

Mr. W. Patrick Campbell serves as an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Campbell has been a director of Jefferies Group LLC (formerly Jefferies Group, Inc.), our subsidiary (“Jefferies”), since January 2000 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Jefferies. Mr. Campbell was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magex Limited from August 2000 to April 2002 and is currently an independent consultant in the media and telecom field. From 1994 until October 1999, Mr. Campbell was Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Ameritech Corp. where he was a member of the Management Committee and directed all corporate strategy and merger and acquisition activity. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Campbell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia TriStar Home Video, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, and has previously been President of RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video. Mr. Campbell has also been a director of Black & Veatch, a private company, since November 1999 where he currently serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Jeffrey Keil

Mr. Jeffrey C. Keil serves as an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. Keil is a private investor who had been President and a director of Republic New York Corporation and Vice Chairman of Republic National Bank of New York from 1984 to 1996. Mr. Keil is currently a director of a privately held trust company, the non-executive chairman of a privately held registered investment advisor and a director of a privately held wealth manager. Since January 2012, Mr. Keil has served on the Board of Directors of The St. Joe Company, the business of which is residential and commercial real estate, rural land sales and forestry, and currently serves on the Audit Committee and Executive Committee. Mr. Keil has managerial experience in the domestic and international banking sector, as well as in real estate and investing. He also has experience serving on the boards of directors of both public and private companies. He has served on committees of both public and private companies, including audit committees, as well as serving on our Audit Committee, previously as Chair of that committee.

Michael O'Kane

Mr. Michael T. O'Kane serves as an Independent Director of Leucadia National Corp. Mr. O’Kane has been a director of Jefferies since May 2006, and currently serves on its Audit Committee. From 1986 to 2004, Mr. O’Kane served in various capacities for TIAA-CREF, first as a Managing Director—Private Placements from 1986 to 1990, then as Managing Director—Structured Finance from 1990 to 1996 and finally as Senior Managing Director—Securities Division from 1986 to 2004, when he was responsible for approximately $120 billion of fixed income and $3.5 billion of private equity assets under management. Since August 2005, Mr. O’Kane has also served on the board of directors of Assured Guaranty, and currently serves on the Audit and Risk Oversight Committees and as Chair of the Finance Committee. In addition, Mr. O’Kane served on the Board of Trustees of Scholarship America, a non-profit company engaged in providing scholarships for young students to attend college, from 2001 to 2006. Mr. O’Kane was also the Chief Financial Officer of Motor Coils Manufacturing Company during 1984 and 1985. Mr. O’Kane has managerial and investing experience in the financial sector, particularly in the area of asset management. He also has experience serving on the boards of directors of both public and private companies. He has served on committees of both public and private companies, as well as serving on our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Laura Ulbrandt

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